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CW1512 - Keasarge and Alabama | The USS Kearsarge, a 1550-ton Mohican class steam sloop of war, was built at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine. On June 19th 1864, the Kearsarge found CSS Alabama at Cherbourg, France. The two ships, nearly equal in size and power, fought a battle off Cherbourg that became one of the Civil War’s most memorable naval actions. In about an hour, Kearsarge’s superior gunnery completely defeated her opponent, which soon sank. www.charrisonconroy.com

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The HMS St. Lawrence was a wooden warship used in the war of 1812. The first Royal navy ship that participated in a line of battle formation. A 112-gun first-rate wooden warship that served on Canada's Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. In a campaign that had been dominated by sloops and frigates, gave the British uncontested control of the lake during the final months of the war. HMS St Lawrence never saw action, because her presence on the lake deterred the U.S. fleet from setting sail.

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USS Monongahela (1862) was a barkentine–rigged screw sloop-of-war that served in the Union Navy during the American Civil War.

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Rear Admiral Napoleon Collins (1814-1875). A regular U.S. Navy officer that served in Mexico. In the civil war he led several gunboats and commanded the sloop USS Wachusett when it captured the CSS Florida in 1864. This sparked a diplomatic crisis as it had been in the Brazilian harbor of Bahia and therefore illegal. He was court-martialled and sentenced to be dismissed but the sentence wasn´t carried out. He became a Captain in 1866 and died while commanding the South Pacific Squadron in…

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